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Predators

I watched three movies from the Predator franchise this weekend:

Predators
(2010) was a lot of fun. 

 I especially liked the opening.

On Saturday morning, my son and I watched
Alien vs. Predator (2004), which was also entertaining.


 
Looking back, I realize we should have quit while we were ahead, but instead we went for the triple whammy and last night sat through Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem (2007).


Big mistake. Still, at least now I can say I've seen all the movies in Predator franchise.

How about you?

What DVD/Movies have you seen lately?



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karen_w_newton
Apr. 24th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
The Invention of Lying (which I liked enough to review it) on DVD and Blade Runner (which I had never seen) on TV. I wasn't overly impressed with Blade Runner but I think that's because so much of what's in the movie has been eclipsed by later movies.
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
The Invention of Lying was quite fun, but I preferred Ricky Gervais in Ghost Town.

I've seen Blade Runner twice. The first time to see what all the fuss was about and the second because I thought I must have missed something 'cause I really didn't think it was that great - I'm afraid I still don't get it :)
karen_w_newton
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
I agree on both counts! Ghost Town was wonderful, and I think it's because the Ricky Gervais character changed on a fundamental level, almost like Scrooge or the Grinch. That kind of redemption always was a powerful pull.
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Also, the whole lying thing was very much a one-trick pony, wouldn't you say? :)
karen_w_newton
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
That, and the who movie was, in some ways, really just a platform to argue that religion could only exist in a world where people can tell lies. Ghost Town was considerably less preachy.


Edited at 2011-04-24 06:18 pm (UTC)
snapes_angel
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:27 pm (UTC)
You know what the fuss was in Blade Runner?

Harrison Ford.

That's it, in a nutshell.

Ever seen Killer Klowns from Outer Space?
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
No. Was he in that too? :)
snapes_angel
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
No; but it was a fun, campy romp.
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jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:07 pm (UTC)
I thought Dr. Horrible got off to a slow start, but I ended up really enjoying it. The only Joss Whedon show I couldn't learn to love was Doll House :(
snapes_angel
Apr. 24th, 2011 04:25 pm (UTC)
I haven't—I've been watching Torchwood DVDs from NetFlix.

For some reason, when I clicked on the link to read your post, I couldn't help but think that Predators sort of rhymes with janitors. I suppose that's apropos, since those movie franchises clean up at the box office.

I actually have not had the patience to sit down and watch those. I wasn't too fond of Alien as it was. Think I did see the first Predator movie. I prefer more cerebral/anticipatory fare, I think.
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
I was a bit disappointed in the first two seasons of Torchwood but Children of Earth was excellent :)
snapes_angel
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
the first season had a couple of good ones. I liked the one with the cyberman lady that didn't quite take. I jsut watched the disk with the werewolf type episode. "Countrycide", which did not catch my interest, and "Greeks Bearing Gifts", which really wasn't that bad.
j_cheney
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:17 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Predators also. I haven't seen the AVP series, but I enjoyed the two orignial Predator movies, so I thought this one was worthy.

I'm still flabbergasted by the casting of Adrien Brody as Big Action Hero, but he seems to carry it off nicely.
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
It put me off at first - I've nothing against Adrien Brody, but like you, I had a hard time imagining him as a tough guy. Mind you, he did a great job :)
j_cheney
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:26 pm (UTC)
He did, and I'm going to see the sequel in a theater if he does one, because he convinced me!

(I rarely go to see anything in a theater...)
jongibbs
Apr. 24th, 2011 06:32 pm (UTC)
I rarely go to see anything in a theater...

Me neither.

Thank goodness for DVDs and Netflix :)
silverton
Apr. 24th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
You still have to watch predator 1 and 2. Those are the ones that started the whole thing! And in my opinion they're the best of the bunch.
jongibbs
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:44 pm (UTC)
I've seen both. I'd put the original and Predators at the top, with AVP close behind.
bogwitch64
Apr. 25th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
Last week, Your Highness. It was horribly hilarious. My kind of movie.

Last night, Water For Elephants. It did the book justice--which, if you've read the book, says it all. (As in not great, but good.)
jongibbs
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
Water For Elephants. Is that the one with the vampire in - not the actual vampire, of course, but the guy who played one?
bogwitch64
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:54 pm (UTC)
Yep--that'd be the one. The hubs loved it, but he's always been a sucker for romance. ;)
blood_of_winter
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed Predators also, byt AVP? not so much ;)

I watched Inception over the weekend and enjoyed that well enough.
jongibbs
Apr. 25th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Haven't seen Inception yet, but I've heard good things about it.
aalford
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC)
Alien Vs. Predator
In my book, Alien wins. Hands down. And I mean both the Critter and the movie. And the franchise, for that matter. H.R. Giger's creation gives me goose flesh; the other franchise just makes me want to dance Reggae for some reason. Not scary at all.


jongibbs
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Alien Vs. Predator
Lol, maybe you should teach your icon some reggae moves :)
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